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Bandwidth Forecasting

U.S. businesses’ wireline data is expected to triple from 2012 to 2017, driven by cloud computing and video. Enterprises, especially IT departments, should set and execute a strategy to manage increasing bandwidth demands and plan for technology shifts, both in the near term (big data, cloud computing and Ethernet) and the longer term (Internet of Things). Bandwidth-demand planning will be critical for enterprise IT departments to successfully budget and execute their internal networks, server/storage and third party connections. Failure to plan within a company’s broader business plans creates the risk that the enterprise bottom line will be negatively impacted when IT has to “spend its way” out of capacity problems.

Enterprise Layer 1 Management

Even though IT departments have the daunting task of keeping technology running smoothly, enterprise IT departments have had notoriously limited budgets and resources to make sure everything from a 96-port router to the executives’ iPhones are all working properly. In the past, much of the networking budget was spent on overly-complex optical chassis that needed specialists to configure and manage. Now, as bandwidth needs are skyrocketing, the less complication in the server room or data center, the better. Len Bosack and XKL have engineered easy-to-use products with busy network administrators in mind.

Go optical from floor to floor in your own building and gain the simplicity of connecting switches, routers, servers or computers. With DarkStar Optical Networking Systems, an organization can start with a 2-port configuration for 20Gbps or opt for a 4-port or 10-port system for larger bandwidth considerations. Management and monitoring of the entire DarkStar network is a snap through an integrated optical service channel or the front panel copper ports.

Data centers have to make sure that bandwidth and connectivity for their big clients is in place and available even before their users know they need it. You can build a simple private optical backbone using DarkStar systems that aggregate multiple 10G Ethernet links and Fibre Channel ports into 100Gbps of mixed traffic through each 1RU DarkStar system. Designed and priced for enterprise environments, DarkStar systems are managed and monitored just like the routers and switches that are already installed. Time to install out-of-the-box is less than an hour, and no optical experience is necessary.